The ministry of education is exploring the implementation of remedial programmes to address academic weaknesses in schools.
Minister for Education Octavia Alfred says primary school curriculums need to be reviewed and simplified to create well rounded individuals.
She added, the grade two and grade four national assessments will be at the end of the school year to allow the ministry time to prepare tailored remedial programs to address weaknesses in students and schools.
Minister Alfred explained this initiative is to reduce the number of students going to secondary school below the required reading levels.
The minister noted this program will also be extended to secondary schools to ensure students build basic and necessary life skills along with their academic achievements.
Minister for Education Octavia Alfred